Moving recruitment market means starting all over again, doesn't it?

20 September 2017


As recruiters, we work in an extremely competitive and target-driven industry. It’s no longer enough to just have a natural sales talent and drive for the job. For recruiters to achieve the best of their professional abilities, they are going to need a genuine connection, passion and drive for the market they operate in.

“When a flower doesn't bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” - Alexander den Heijer

Take a look at the fish in the diagram below. The fish could be the most talented swimmer but it will never know it's real worth or true potential by attempting to climb a tree in an unnatural environment.

The same principle applies to the recruitment industry. Recruiters who are not performing up to their expectations in their current market, or not finding it stimulating, will slowly but surely begin to feel disengaged and dissatisfied with their career.

So, if you're feeling like you’re plateauing in your chosen market, I suggest that you cut your losses and find a new market, a new challenge, and a whole host of new opportunities. Daunting? It should be. Although change can be scary, it is undeniably the precise thing that is needed to reach your true potential and work fulfilment.

What are the benefits of changing market?
With the potential for higher earnings, more progression, and greater career fulfilment, transitioning the market in which you recruit in is a no-brainer. You already have the knowledge needed to excel as an experienced recruiter. All you need now is a lucrative and resilient market that you know you will engage with.

Won't moving markets mean starting all over again?
A common misconception among recruiters is that transitioning recruitment market means starting completely from scratch. In reality, if you have previous experience in the recruitment industry, then truly understanding the ins and outs of a new market will take you about three months. After this time, you will be fully operating, and building yourself a niche to excel in your new field. In the grand scheme of things, three months is a small sacrifice of your time to grow your personal, professional, and financial satisfaction.

If you're thinking about moving recruitment market, consider what your personal passions are, what your values are and what markets have a purposeful and meaningful vision. With so many markets to work in, there is no reason you can’t find one that makes a difference to you.

Tim Lawrie, Founder & CEO

Is the market you are working in concerning you? Give me a call to see what Projectus can do for you.

We operate within the lucrative medical technology market, with a life-saving purpose to provide you with the perfect setting to achieve professional success. We offer a commission structure starting at 30%, rising to 50%, alongside share options for all employees from day one! With our plans to double in size by the end of 2018, and with the launch of a US office in that time, it’s a great time to join us!

If you're looking for your next challenge in recruitment, get in touch today on 0203 8000 501 or email

If you're looking for your next challenge in recruitment, get in touch today on 0203 8000 501 or email